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What the Microsoft-Skype Deal Means for Linux Users

As news of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype begins to surface, I cannot help but ask the question.  What does this mean for Linux users of Skype?  In the past, Microsoft has gone out of its way to make

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Is H.264 Really Like English?

Since Google announced that it is dropping the H.264 codec from its browser, we have seen just about every possible reaction, from praise to contempt.  None, however, were more amusing than Microsoft’s response, which likened Google’s abandoning H.264 to a

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Windows Phone 7…Is It Just Me?

Am I the only one who is not impressed with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7?  Compared to the iPhone and various Android incarnations, the interface seems so boxy and bland.  Even the name is unimaginative.  But I suppose I should not

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Microsoft Security Credentials Revoked

I was writing an article that had a section about Windows Media Center, and I came across this error when searching their site on Google: “This means that the security credentials of the server presented absolutely should not be trusted.”

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The Year of the Linux Desktop Mobile Phone

Since its creation, over fifteen years ago, free software and open source advocates have longed for the day when masses of people around the world would adopt GNU/Linux or Linux (depending on who you ask). There is little doubt that

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